beautiful brides

Chinese tea ceremony with Teri

We have done quite a lot of Asian weddings over the years which we love- all those great colours to work with. This year so far we’ve done 2 Chinese weddings, the tea ceremony with the parents sound moving and it’s about showing respect to both sets of parents. But the challenges the groom has to face with the bridesmaids sound hilarious!  They are put through their paces to make sure they are suitable to marry the bride-to-be.

So think humiliating singing/dancing/story telling and afterwards they have to pay the bridesmaids for the honour of marrying their friend. This needs to be adopted into British weddings! 

Teri came for her bridal trial with her mum who could’ve passed for her sister, look out for her in the pink dress helping Teri with her many pieces of jewellery. A tradition that was made fun as she told us about some of them (we liked the piglet necklace)!

Her room at Dunglass Estate was buzzing with family & friends, I hope you enjoy these snapshots of our morning. 

 

 

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Getting married at school

When we met Goldilocks, I mean Eila, for her trial she told us the story about how she and her brothers went to Loretta school in Musselburgh and that was the venue her and her Australian fiancé had hired to be married in. 

Eila had since become a teacher at a school in England, her teaching skills were apparent by her organised approach to everything, she had another wedding dress just incase and she made her hair flower crown that morning! 

I hope you enjoy these pictures, we were pretty wowed by the beautiful building and are looking forward to seeing Ditta’s shots from First Light Photography

Eila we hope you had a fantastic day and you show your excited school children these photos, you looked so beautiful xx

The room we had to set up our kits in was a little different from our usual!

The room we had to set up our kits in was a little different from our usual!

Plenty light for me as I sat Eila down right next to the window

Plenty light for me as I sat Eila down right next to the window

Did I mention she was organised?

Did I mention she was organised?

Bridesmaids had some duties to do

Bridesmaids had some duties to do

Eila

Eila

Last minute call to check up on her flowergirls and page boy’s whereabouts

Last minute call to check up on her flowergirls and page boy’s whereabouts

Did I mention she made the crown herself? <3

Did I mention she made the crown herself? <3

The Madeup Team's New Website

A definite cause for celebration as it’s taken us a long time to get here. We’ve wasted time with not 1 but 2 companies to help us when all along the person that has the skills was right there in front of us!

We’ve known Ema a long time and despite vaguely knowing she was studying something at uni to do with websites we didn’t use our brains to pick hers! 

As she knows us she knows our sense of humour and occasional scatty personas. Ema immersed herself in some of the blogs from photographers we’d worked with, so much so she said she felt like she was at some of the weddings!

Here we are today high on caffeine and spicy halloumi fries! 

Big thanks and love to you for doing such a great job and putting up with us xx

 

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